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Thank you to the Calmar Courier and editor, Mike  Hohenbrink for providing this article for us. Click on the following link to view the current edition which includes the article on Larry Bergmann and his recent heart transplant and details on the upcoming medical benefit on February 25 @ the Starlite Ballroom in Lawler.

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The Lawler City Council met in regular session on February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, Scheidel, Zubrod, Throndson and King.

Others present: Jay Uhlenhake, Janis Slater, Frank Wilson, Deb Speltz, Mike Murray and Deb Merrill

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to approve the Agenda with additions.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service $22,243.32
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax January $1,032.38
Treasurer State of Iowa IA Withholding $657.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $1,903.08
IPERS January $1,274.11
Salaries Salaries $8,562.66
Jendro Sanitation  garbage January $2,150.04
Office of Auditor of state Dues – filing fee 2016 examination $175.00 PD1/11/17
Windstream January $107.15
Black Hills Energy natural gas $360.23
United Parcel Service shipping $92.05
SCHUETH ACE Christmas lights $39.97
Sandean & Company pickup $46.52
Sandy’s Sign Shop sign $30.00
Test America water & wastewater testing $50.00
CASH misc $610.57
Data Technologies license and support fee $3,343.75
New Hampton Tribune council minutes $86.86
Iowa One Call $5.40
NAPA OF NEW HAMPTON pickup $108.08
Five Star Co-OP diesel $107.72 PD1/26/17
Five Star Co-OP diesel $214.06
Quill supplies $93.97
Aramark garbage $80.00
Chris Lauer cut down tree and cleanup $550.00
Stanton Electric power outage $404.20
Larry Elwood Construction snow blade parts $590.94
United States Postal Service Stamps $115.00 PD1/28/17
K & W Coatings improvements summer 2016 $4,000.00
Riley’s Inc answering machine $31.98
Karissa Pickar reimburse advertising for park comm. $98.80
Dennis & Leslie Hansen refund – utilities credit $52.55
Total $49,217.39
Library Bills
IPERS JANUARY $192.92
Cathy Humpal wages $926.36
Treasurer State of Iowa IA withholding $39.00
Quill Office Supplies $186.52
Good Housekeeping subscription $32.07
This Old House subscription $20.00
Biblionix Technology $2,000.00
Windstream January $98.77
Mitinet, Inc Technology $329.00
Pentworthy books $95.96
Ingram books $146.42
The Good Life magazines $15.00
Cathy Humpal Reimbursement $105.99
Library Total $4,188.01
January Receipts
General $6,522.88
Gas Tax Refund
Transfer of jurisdiction
Local Option Tax $3,379.49
Road Use Tax $4,147.42
Property Tax $1,808.23
Library Receipts $100 donation $50 fines & fees $150.00
Lagoon Rental
$16,008.02
Total

Deb Speltz presented the counsel with a draft from Michael Carlson, DOT to keep the NW part of the borrow pit that the city owns to remain wetland for the trail. We will have city attorney review it.    The trail committee will seed wild flowers around the borrow pit.  Motion by Izer and seconded by King that the city will do the first mowing of the grounds this spring with the help of trail committee.  All Ayes.

Mark Mueterthies started the Public Hearing regarding an amendment to the Budget FY16-17.  After further review, it was decided that an amendment was not needed at this time.  Motion made by King to cancel public hearing and seconded by Izer.  All Ayes.

Mike Murray and Deb Merrill had questions regarding the parking at 410 E. Grove Street. They were inquiring about parking ordinance on Grove Street or possibly behind his building.   It was stated that the ordinance states that cars parked for more than 48 hours will have to be moved or be towed.  Also, cars must be moved during snow removal.  Parking behind the building will be permitted.  Mike Murray will be responsible for maintaining up keep.  He will bring in a loads of rock to put in back.  A motion made by King and seconded by Scheidel that the city will maintain up keep to the end of cement beside city hall.  Mike will maintain behind his building.  No change in the parking ordinance.  All Ayes.

Trading the lawn mower was discussed since the warranty on the current is about to run out.  It was moved by Scheidel and seconded by King to trade the lawn mower with $2,500 to trade. Can be done after July 1, 2017

Jay has did some patch work on Lincoln St. to repair street.  Received bid from Roger Dreckman for the repairs.  Waiting Budget FY17-18 to make a decision regarding the repairs.

The mold on the water tower will be sandblasted and repainted.  Was put in budget.

The park committee will continue to do fundraising to help with park maintenance.  Deb Zubrod will check with Kurt Croell about moving the band stand at Croell Park.   The park committee would like the diggers to be moved away from the railroad tracks.

A motion made by King to set Public Hearing to approve the Budget FY2017-2018 on March 6, 2017 at 7:15pm. Izer seconded.  All Ayes.

Nuisance complaints were discussed.  A letter will be sent to residences involved.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 PM.  All Ayes.

Next Council Meeting is March 6, 2017 at 7:00pm

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Suzette Byrne, City Clerk

City Council Agendas/Minutes

NOTICE of Upcoming Meeting:

When:  February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm

Where: City Hall Community Room

Why: Lawler has been selected to be a pass through city for RAGBRAI on July 27, 2017.

Who: All residents are invited to come for their input and concerns.

Thank you,

City of Lawler

City Council Agendas/Minutes

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

 February 6, 2017

 7:00 PM, CITY HALL

 ROLL CALL.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA WITH ANY ADDITIONS.

APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.

MAYORS COMMENTS.

BUSINESS:

  • Crane Creek Trail – Deb Speltz
  • Public Hearing – Budget amendment at 7:15
  • Budget Training with Donna Geerts, Chickasaw County for Suzette
  • Discuss lagoon repairs
  • Water tower and lawn mower bids
  • Review Budget FY 2017-2018
  • Delinquent Accounts

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

City Council Agendas/Minutes

Thank you to sports writer Dorothy (Hauer) Huber, and former Turkey Valley student, for the great article on Larry Bergmann’s heart transplant. We posted the link to their online paper, but if you are not a subscriber you were not able to read the whole article. The two links below will allow you to do just this . . . ENJOY!

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City Council Agendas/Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on January 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, Scheidel, Zubrod, Throndson and King.

Others present: Jay Uhlenhake, Eric Fibikar, Stephanie Gillen, Cathy Humpal, Janis Slater, Keith, Cathy, Kylie and Torie Rosonke

Moved by Izer, seconded by Throndson to approve the Agenda.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service $18,642.73
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax December $1,362.06
Treasurer State of Iowa IA Withholding $992.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $1,587.08
IPERS December $1,439.34
Salaries Salaries $11,573.06
Jendro Sanitation  garbage December $2,150.04
New Hampton Tribune $159.96
Windstream December $101.05
Black Hills Energy natural gas $168.31
United Parcel Service shipping $69.04
Aramark rental $76.00
Napa of New Hampton pickup $105.96
Schueth Ace misc $96.85
Test America water & wastewater testing $148.70
CASH misc $201.48
Data Technologies license and support fee $0.00
Paul Niemann Construction sewer $1,247.87
Olsgard Auto Sales, LLC Street- snow removal $342.54
Wellmark Jay Uhlenhake Insurance $2,333.55
Bodensteiner Implement Company $34.52
Lawler Fire Department Allocation $2,756.13
Lawler Fire Department Truck Allocation $5,900.00
Hole in the Wall Sue’s reception $47.48
Teeter Speciality Co supplies $68.12
HAWKINS $233.31
Drillings All Season’s Sports $27.84
United States Postal Service Stamps $149.00
Total $52,014.02
Library Bills
IPERS DECEMBER $192.92
Cathy Humpal wages $1,296.48
Cathy Humpal Insurance reimbursement $750.00
Treasurer State of Iowa IA withholding $40.00
INGRAM books
The Family Handyman subscription
The Courier subscription
Midwest Tape dvd’s
Windstream November
Redbook subscription
Pentworthy supplies
Lawler Library Petty Cash postage and supplies
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding
Cathy Humpal Mileage
Library Total $2,279.40

 

Janis Slater with Dennis Donovan, CPA, PC.  Discussed the “Agreed upon Procedures” she recently performed for the City of Lawler.  She reviewed the recommendations they have made to assist with City of Lawler internal control procedures.

New Municipality Accounting Software was discussed.  Suzette had quotes from two companies.   Janis Slater recommended Summit Software.  She also agreed to help with getting the new software implemented for the city.  She would be paid hourly and will draw a contract to sign for her professional help.

It was moved by King to purchase Summit Software without License of accounts payable, Bank Rec, General Ledger and Payroll for Library as Company 2 for $6,150 – allowing for Extra software not to exceed $11,000 to implement software and training.

Izer seconded it.  All Ayes.

Izer left meeting at 7:45pm.

Eric Fibikar was here to discuss purchase of Tanker from Lawler Fire Department.   It was agreed with Eric Fibikar and the council that the payment would be on the City’s budget starting in July of 2017.

Zubrod made motion to purchase tanker for $4500 if Fire Department Trustee agreed. Throndson seconded.  All Ayes.

Mark spoke with Mike Leonard regarding liability of children playing on the snow pile on his property and was questioning if he was released of any liability.  Mark spoke with City Attorney and he said to put up signs “Play at your own risk”

Move by King to have city attorney write up agreement regarding liability.  Jay will put up signs. Zubrod seconded.  All Ayes.

Scheidel made motion to amend the budget for accounting software with a Public Hearing February 6, 2017 at 7:15pm. Throndson seconded.

Discussion of Budget for FYJuly17-June18.  Upcoming projects to include in budget include painting water tower, lagoon.  Jay will find bids for new lawn mower and estimates for new truck.

Will discuss need for part time help.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Appointments January 2017

Mayor pro-tem                                    Dale King

Bank                                                    Bank Iowa

City Attorney                                      Richard Zahasky

City Clerk                                           Suzette Byrne

Toxic Cleanup                                     Jeremy Scheidel

Street Committee                                Jeremy Scheidel, John Izer, Jay Uhlenhake

Utilities Committee                             Deb Zubrod, Dale King, Jay Uhlenhake

Fire Dept. Rep.                                   John Izer & Dale King

Tree Committee                                  Dale King, Deb Throndson, Jay Uhlenhake

Health Officer                                     Dr. Lukas Brinkman

Ambulance Service Rep.                     Mark Mueterthies

Street Superintendent                         Jay Uhlenhake

Water Superintendent                         Jay Uhlenhake

Landfill Committee Rep.                    Jay Uhlenhake

Board of Adjustment                          5 year term

Leslie Raymond                                  2016

Jeremy Scheidel                                  2017

Deb Zubrod                                        2018

Roger Dreckman                                 2019

Frank Wilson                                       2020

Park Board                                          5 year term

Deb Njus                                             2016

Dale King                                            2017

Jeremy Scheidel                                  2020

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 PM.  All Ayes.

Next Counsel Meeting is February 6, 2017 at 7:00pm

______________________________

Suzette Byrne, City Clerk

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City of Lawler

414 E. Grove St.

PO Box 215

Lawler, IA  52154

563-238-3614


AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 3, 2016

 7:00 PM, CITY HALL

  1. ROLL CALL.
  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA WITH ANY ADDITIONS.
  1. APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.
  1. MAYORS COMMENTS.
  1. BUSINESS:
  1. Janis Slater and Dennis Donovan – Audit Review
  1. Review Budget FY 2017-2018
  1. Discuss John Casey Addition from County
  1. Discuss New Municipality Accounting Software
  1. Mike Leonard property – city snow pile
  1. Eric Fibikar – Purchase of tanker
  1. Appointments for 2016
  1. ADJOURNMENT.

City Council Agendas/Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on December 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, Scheidel, Zubrod, and King.  Absent:  Throndson

Others present: Jay Uhlenhake and Nick Njus

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the Agenda with the addition of auditor discussion.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

 

     
Hawkeye REC Service $17,010.71
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax November $949.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $2,225.92
IPERS November $1,782.92
Salaries Salaries $8,502.66
Jendro Sanitation  garbage November $2,137.30
Post Office Postage $121.00
Windstream November $91.09
Black Hills Energy natural gas $116.03
United Parcel Service shipping $21.29
ARAWARK rental $97.52
Intuit Payroll subscription $565.00
Hawkins, Inc. water supplies $218.31
Test America water & wastewater testing $98.70
Richard Zahasky legal fees $400.00
Data Technologies license and support fee $1,204.51
Pollard pest control $54.50
Quill office Supplies $150.57
Roger Dreckman Construction street repairs $1,680.00
Blazek Corporation culverts $25,073.00
Iowa One Call locates $18.90
Iowa Rural Water annual dues $225.00
Dennis Donovan Annual Exam $2,250.00
Blazek Corporation lagoon repairs $1,275.00
Iowa Finance Authority Interest on water loan $3,030.05
Iowa Finance Authority Interest on sewer loan $9,750.00
Suzette Byrne mileage $49.60
Mark Mueterthies mileage $104.80
Mark Mueterthies salaries $1,200.00
John Izer 16 meetings $400.00
Dale King 16 meetings $400.00
Jeremy Scheidel 13 meetings $325.00
Deb Throndson 16 meetings $400.00
Deb Zubrod 15 meetings $375.00
Len Cutsforth thatching parks $125.00
Stanton Electric parks $392.82
Windstream phone $91.09
Mic’s Plumbing & Heating furnace repair $581.98
Jay Uhlenhake repairs $925.92
MARC   $633.56
     
     
Total   $85,053.75
     
Library Bills    
     
IPERS November $185.87
Cathy Humpal wages $1,249.12
Cathy Humpal Insurance reimbursement $750.00
INGRAM books $174.63
People Magazin subscription $116.07
Arthritis Today subscription $24.95
Midwest Tape dvd’s $51.13
Windstream October $87.21
Woman’s Day subscription $8.56
Riley’s Inc office supplies $75.00
Lawler Library Petty Cash postage and supplies $119.81
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding $112.00
Cathy Humpal Mileage $14.40
     
Library Total   $2,968.75
     

 

Suzette Byrne was sworn in as Lawler City Clerk by Mayor Mark Mueterthies

Library Budget was discussed.

Suzette Byrne will call the county to inquire about city representation from the county regarding the Turkey River Watershed meeting since the county has represented the city in the past.

A thank you and gift certificates will be sent to Frank Wilson for his time volunteering to mow city property.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Moved by Izer, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 PM.  All Ayes.

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Suzette Byrne, City Clerk

City Council Agendas/Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on November 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, Throndson, Zubrod, and King.  Absent:  Scheidel

Others present: Frank Wilson, Jay Uhlenhake, Cathy Humpal, Stephanie Gillen, Duane and Pat Pitz,  Deb Speltz, Bonnie Kuehner

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Agenda with the addition of Chickasaw Coalition Meeting discussion.  All Ayes.

Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Throndson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid.  All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service $17,771.36
Treasurer State of Iowa sales tax  October $835.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $1,886.60
IPERS October $1,261.02
Salaries Salaries $8,474.66
Jendro Sanitation  garbage October $2,137.18
Post Office Postage $209.00
Windstream October $95.26
Black Hills Energy natural gas $100.31
United Parcel Service shipping $42.52
ARAWARK rental $119.04
Paul Niemann Const. rock – lagoon road & erosion control $1,253.01
Hawkins, Inc. water supplies $685.51
Test America water & wastewater testing $225.30
Stanton Electric electric work & lift station generator $3,953.95
Uline shop supplies $171.40
New Hampton Newspaper proceedings $238.45
Quill office Supplies $224.96
APC Play playground equipment $442.49
Lawler Public Library allotment $6,300.00
Iowa League of Cities workshop $40.00
NAPA shop supplies $42.99
Five Star Coop fuel & supplies-Sept. $233.20
Blazek Corporation tiling at park $2,901.64
Tayler Rademaker refund $29.13
Anessa Phillips refund $33.57
Iowa Water Environmental class fee $30.00
CASH, Inc. fuel & supplies $851.10
Five Star Coop fuel $161.91
Total $51,212.56
Library Bills
IPERS October $191.16
Cathy Humpal wages $1,284.64
Cathy Humpal mileage $18.80
INGRAM books $37.07
New Hampton Newspaper subscription $46.00
Readers Digest subscription $19.98
Midwest Tape dvd’s $48.27
Windstream September $87.34
Oprah Magazine subscription $37.42
Jane Lynch part-time wages $32.00
United States Treasury FICA $920.99
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding $112.00
Library Total $2,835.67
October Receipts
General $1,293.88
Road Use Tax $3,694.80
Sale of Property $900.00
Local Option Tax $3,280.60
Charges for Services $47,696.58
Property Tax $28,196.73
Total $85,062.59

Deb Speltz presented a plan for a trail on pond property.  Requested the council acquire the property from the Iowa DOT.  The transfer of the property would be of no cost to the city.   Moved by Izer, seconded by Throndson to proceed with pond property transfer for trail development.  All Ayes.  Deb Speltz will contact the DOT for pond transfer.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to open public hearing on the proposed intention to vacate city right of way.  Duane and Pat Pitz opposed the vacating of portions of Center and Konzen streets.  Cutting trees and cleaning out the ditch on the city right of way was discussed with Duane Pitz.

It was moved by King seconded by Izer to close public hearing on the proposed intention to vacate city right of way.  All Ayes.

The council decided the proposed ordinance to vacate streets will not be passed.

The council discussed snow removal.  The snow from the business district will be put on Mike Leonard property this year.  The city will clean up the property in the spring.  Council will revisit issue in the spring.

Mayor Mark Mueterthies agreed to meet with Chickasaw County Coalition Nov. 9, 2016 at 6:00p.m.

Sue Cutsforth discussed with the council her vacation hours.

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve her vacation hours through March 30th as presented. All Ayes.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 PM.  All Ayes.
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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

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